The Little Square in Sibiu
Sibiu Walking Tourfrom
Discover Sibiu, the only town in Romania awarded 3 stars by the famous Michelin Guide Book!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
VisitSibiu – A Tour to Remember!
Built in the 12th century by German settlers known as Transylvanian Saxons, Sibiu’s pristine old town has retained its grandeur and it is one of the prettiest towns in Romania. It’s a pedestrian city, with an imposing medieval wall, well-preserved towers, narrow streets, gabled 17th century buildings, the infamous Liar’s Bridge, and two church-dominated squares – Great Square and Little Square.
There’s something special about Sibiu – something that attracts you, makes you eager to discover it. It is town with such a rich history, built eight centuries ago by the Saxon colonists. Despite its hard, ruthless times the initial little village became a strong fortification, a big trade centre, a flourishing town during the Austro-Hungarian times and even a symbol of the fight against the totalitarian system during the Revolution in 1989.
Due to the co-habitation in this area of different ethnic groups Sibiu became also an emblem of multiculturalism and inter-cultural relationships. In 2007 it became European Capital of Culture and in 2019 it was awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy. Furthermore, my town was honoured to host in May 2019 the Informal European Union Summit.
Depending whom you ask, Sibiu might be described as a vibrant town, sometimes romantic and picturesque, a town full of personality that can listen to you and even talk to you. During our walk through the squares, narrow passages or cobbled streets we’ll approach various topics also adapted to your interest. It will be an interesting and, why not, fun visit!
The tour includes all the important sights in the old town:
- The main squares
- The former walls of fortification and towers
- The Liars’ Bridge and the Journeymen House
- The Council Tower
- The Town Hall
- The Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church, the Orthodox Cathedral
- The Brukenthal Palace
The standard tour doesn’t include but, at request, we could add to our itinerary:
- The local food market;
- One of the museums;
- The entrance in the Council Tower and the Evangelical Church.
- Location 1 Former Walls of Fortification
The Three Main Squares
The three main squares in Sibiu: the Large, the Little and the Huet Square – each of them with such a variety of colourful buildings and a wide range of styles. There are so many interesting stories that will make you better understand the evolution of Sibiu and even Transylvania.
In summer time and in December, due to the big number of festivals and the Christmas market, all these squares become a vibrant colourful stage!
Due to its great evolution in time, Sibiu has become famous for its architectural styles, the interesting mix of colours and, of course, for its religious tolerance. A visit through the old town is the perfect occasion to learn more about the uniqueness of these places and how the ”Spirit from Sibiu” became an European model!
According to your program and our tour schedule we can decide together the meeting place and, also, the best time to start. We try to be as flexible as possible and fit the program according to your needs.
The tour lasts around 2 hours but, if you’re interested and have questions, it can easily be extended up to 3 hours. We’ll try to do it in a chronological order, easier for us to understand the facts. It’s a walking tour, so we suggest good, comfortable shoes. If you want, we can also include a short coffee break during the tour, at one of the terraces viewing the squares.
If you have special interests on a particular topic or if you want to visit a sight, please let us know in advance.
Yes, of course. We can adapt it to the little ones – add some more legends and stories, make it more fun:)
Yes, this is only a walking tour in the old town; we suggest comfortable shoes and outfit.